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A Rich Meat Sauce For Spaghetti

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Ingredients
  Streaky bacon rashers 2
  Onion 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Pigs kidney 1 Small
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Beef mince 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Carrot 1
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Stock 1⁄2 Pint (150 To 300 Milliliter)
  Mixed herbs 1 Pinch
  Black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Whole-wheat flour/Corn flour 2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. On a meat board, use a sharp meat knife to slice the rind of the bacon. Dice the bacon into small uniform pieces. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
2. Wash and clean kidney. Chop the kidney into small dices. Transfer to a plate or bowl and keep aside.
3. On a vegetable board, use a paring knife to peel and finely chop the onion. Crush the garlic with the flat surface of the knife blade.
4. Use a vegetable grater to grate the carrot into a bowl. You can grate the in a food processor as well.

MAKING
5. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over a medium flame.
6. When the oil is hot, add the chopped bacon and sauté until crisp and brown.
7. To the bacon, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
8. Add the chopped kidney to the pan sauté for 5 minutes.
9. When meat is browned, add grated carrot.
10. Stir in the tomato puree and stock.
11. Add herbs and seasonings to the pan and allow the sauce to come to a boil.
12. Reduce the flame to low, cover the pan and allow the sauce to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the sauce is sticking to the pan, add a little more stock or water.
13. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, bring salted water to a boil on high flame.
14. Add the spaghetti and boil until al dente. The spaghetti should be firm but not under cooked. Drain spaghetti in a colander, reserving ½ cup of the starch water.
15. Combine flour and spaghetti water to make a slurry

FINALIZING
16. Thicken the prepared sauce with the flour slurry and simmer, stirring continuously until thick.
SERVING
17. Dish out spaghetti into 4 large pasta plates or soup plates.
18. Top the spaghetti generously with the prepared sauce
19. Grind some fresh pepper over the pasta if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Sauce
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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